Education in the era of Khalifa .. 18 years of renaissance and prosperity

Prepared by: Mohamed Ibrahim

Education has been and continues to be at the forefront of the concerns of the wise leadership of the United Arab Emirates, and it has not hesitated to develop it and upgrade its outputs, to take its place among the developed nations and prosperous societies , as it did education. the most important pillars on which the development process was based, to enter the global competitive race, with a rich history of Developing knowledge platforms, from science councils, to generations of artificial intelligence and the Red Planet.

Today, as we bid farewell to the Arab and Islamic nations and the world, the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may his soul rest in peace, we remember a history full of achievements in the education sector and qualitative leaps that have effectively contributed to the building generations and reviving educational institutions across the Emirates.

Since the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan took control of the Emirates on November 3, 2004, education has been the country’s biggest concern, as the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan laid its foundations, may God rest his soul, and promote it and his outputs and institutions promote His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God have mercy on him, with his unlimited sponsorship and support for the pulpits of knowledge and all categories of the educational field.

Education Development During the 18 years of the reign of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may his soul rest in peace, the UAE has adopted plans for the development of education and aims to bring them up to standard levels in line with the data of technology and science, and focused on building information technology generations, and promoting the values ​​and principles of society. Keeping up with global changes in all areas, as well as the localization of education, brings the percentage of citizens working in the education sector. up to 100% Today, schools are spread all over the country so that every student gets his share of education and educational care without discrimination, especially after the adoption of a law Compulsory education and its application.

“Al-Khaleej” monitors the most prominent stations in the path of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may he rest in peace, for the development revival of education, in an effort to manifest the radical changes and developments in this strategic sector . , which is the backbone of the revival of any country in the world.

the knowledge society

Today, the people of the Emirates and those who live on its good soil are proud that the state is preparing for the knowledge community, to produce with its children knowledge products that benefit humanity now and in the future, especially since the UAE constitution the citizen guarantees. and resident the right to education, and the state has taken the first positions in all fields, thanks to what the education sector sees Development and quality in output.

In a pause with the UAE’s development in the educational pathways, we find that the state has focused on various visions that simulate the year 2071, through practical programs implemented in different fields at the same time, in coordination and integration, including ” education, scientific research, culture, communication, economics, technology, media and others. ” of fields ”to successfully get rid of illiteracy and traditionalism in education, and reach its paths to advanced trends, using modern technology methods, as well as the law of compulsory education that guarantees the citizen’s right to education, to digital literacy eliminate through resources, programs and qualitative plans.

human empowerment

The UAE approach has focused on empowering the person who makes the difference, who makes a bet for the future and achieves qualitative leaps, in various sectors, especially education.The reign of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, forms a profound and inspiring experience for all countries and peoples of the world. It has focused on investing in the knowledge and intellectual balance of all in order to contribute to the crystallization of additional initiatives and successes, in order to sustainability of national achievements and capabilities, and to accelerate progress.

Education development plans went through several stages, as each stage focused on building separate educational outcomes that kept pace with the development plans in the country, and each stage testified to success and excellence and the ability to achieve the desired goals. talented, creative and innovative generation with modern characteristics and world citizenship, empowered, responsible, possessed the skills of the 21st century, and capable of problem solving, constructive criticism and evaluation.

comprehensive and integrated

The UAE has a comprehensive and integrated education system in terms of harmonizing the outcomes of general education with higher education, focusing on future and important scientific disciplines such as space sciences, renewable energy, and the promotion of the smart learning system, in line with the goals of the UAE Centenary 2071, in terms of future visions and goals for the country.

The education sector is an experience in which the UAE has blinded the world in its various countries, as the state has succeeded in making qualitative leaps in the development of education, from mere science councils, to a system of knowledge and science that reaches learners wherever they are and at any time, and history is an eyewitness, as the UAE education system, It started from the schools and has now reached the hybrid education and distance education, which represents the most prominent education systems developed worldwide on the current time.

manifestations of development

The manifestations and work of education development included the schools’ infrastructure and their multiple facilities, especially laboratories, libraries and learning resource centers, the elements of the educational process and its components from curricula and curricula, modern teaching methods, assessment and examination systems, and the development of the performance of members of administrative, educational and technical bodies The development process extended to all educational stages. From Riyadh to the University, it included various types of education, including real, virtual, and hybrid.

Perhaps the most prominent goals set by the wise leadership are focused on graduating a generation capable of serving its country and providing for its needs, an ambitious generation that promotes the country and progresses with it. , in addition to ensuring the best educational aids, equipping schools with modern laboratories, updating curricula to meet the requirements of the times, and training all students in Modern education with its developments, provide them with all the necessary educational resources, and the precepts of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God have mercy on him, strengthened the empowerment of information technology through developed educational patterns, which gave everyone the opportunity to acquire knowledge and science in its various forms. .

global indicators

During the era of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God have mercy on him, the education sector has managed to occupy a good position in global indicators, especially after being awarded 4 international referrals specializing in monitoring international competitiveness . According to the latest versions of global competitiveness reports, educational institutions have managed to outperform educational institutions in various countries of the world.

This is a great and worthy national achievement for the state, as it is at the forefront in the education sector sustainability indicators, and this is what the foundation phase and the founding of the trade union focused on, as it focused on building a modern state based on the building of the educated and educated person, and the establishment of a competitive education system.

The global reference rankings recorded that the UAE ranked first in the world in indicators related to the rate of enrollment in primary education, and in the literacy rate. It also holds the first position in the transfer of higher education students within the country, and in international students and the first global ranking of the UAE in the pace of completion of the primary stage. The Higher Technology Colleges have obtained a 5-star rating to be the first higher education institution to achieve this classification in the world, and the education system in the country has achieved several advanced positions in many other indicators.

International reports

According to international reports and global indicators, on the knowledge situation of the UAE and its readiness to enter the economy based on the production of knowledge, the country has made progress in the areas of health, education and revenue, and this is clear in the UAE’s position among the countries of the world enjoying very high human development in the human development indicators issued by the United Nations Program The United Nations Development Program, which ranked third in the Arab world and forty worldwide, in addition to the first place in the Gulf and Arab countries on the knowledge economy and scale of knowledge, and the 42nd place in the world among 145 countries, thus moving six places ahead of its position, and making remarkable progress in the scale of education and human resources, and the second place in the Arab world in the index, which consists of an average of three factors, including the adult education rate in the country, the k transfer of enrollment in secondary education and the rate of enrollment in university education.

Latest statistics

The latest statistics showed an increase in the number of public schools from 129 to almost 578 schools, and the number of students in it increased from 24,000 to 1,200 in public and private schools. At the level of private education, private schools have from 24 to 1 200 increased. 673 At the level of higher education, the UAE currently has 80 universities and institutes offering more than 1 000 research and academic programs.

global competitiveness

During the era of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, UAE education was able to truly enter the field of global competitiveness as it was able to keep pace with aspirations, the paths of transformation into a knowledge economy, enabling students to compete and excel above their peers worldwide.The development process continues and does not stop, and the policies that support the education system have become “sustainable”.

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